Chicago Ecological Services Field Office

Midwest Region


Chicago Field Office

230 South Dearborn St.,

Suite 2938

Chicago, Illinois 60604
Phone: 312-216-4720

FAX: 312-216-1788
TTY: 1-800-877-8339
(Federal Relay)


Map of Chicago Field Office counties of responsibility.




Ecological Services

We work with public and private entities to conserve and restore Chicago metro area endangered species, migratory birds, wetlands, and other important fish and wildlife resources.



For questions about CITES permits, and importing wildlife and wildlife parts, please contact the USFWS Chicago Wildlife Inspection Program (847) 298-3250

Contact Us




Office Location and Staff Directory

Supervisor: Louise Clemency

Chicago Illinois Field Office
230 South Dearborn St., Suite 2938
Chicago, IL 60604


Phone: 312-485-9337   

TTY: 1-800-877-8339 (Federal Relay)




Louise Clemency
Field Supervisor
Phone: 312-489-0777  


Luis Zaragoza
Administrative Officer
Phone: 312-485-9337


Cathy Pollack
Fish & Wildlife Biologist
Phone: 847-608-3101

Ed Karecki
Environmental Contaminants Biologist
Phone: 847-366-2349

Kristen Voorhies

Fish and Wildlife Biologist

Phone: 312-405-1851



Kristopher Lah
Endangered Species Coordinator
Phone: 847-366-2347


Mike Redmer
Habitat Restoration Coordinator
Phone: 847-607-3105


Shawn Cirton
Fish and Wildlife Biologist/Federal Activities
Phone: 847-366-2345


Wildlife Inspectors for Import/Export Permit Questions

847-298-3250 x110



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Last updated: February 6, 2020